Spring is Here!

Spring is Almost Here!  As I write this newsletter Spring Break is upon us and this means Old Man Winter has scheduled his departure from Richmond Hill. It has certainly been a “good old traditional Canadian winter” with enough snow for the kids to enjoy and great skating on our…

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Call For Farmers’ Market Vendors

For our second year the Village Core Business Improvement Area and the Town of Richmond Hill are working to bring a Farmer’s Market back to the parking lot of the Theatre. We are in the beginning stages of planning and are presently assembling vendors for this market. If you know anyone…

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Monarchs and Milkweed

When I was a child my father, brother and I spent hours each summer looking for milkweed caterpillars, and upon finding these small yellow, black and white creatures, taking them home to feed and raise to adulthood. Over many years of my youth we released thousands of Monarch butterflies. To…

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Emerald Ash Borer Update

A significant threat to our environment in this country continues to be invasive species. Species that arrive from other countries that have no natural enemies in our country can thrive unchecked by predators, and consequently pose a risk to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and our economy. A good example of…

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Harris Beech Resident’s Meeting

In February last year Council passed an Infill Study for the Harris Beech area of Ward 4 (on the south west corner of Jefferson Sideroad and Yonge Street). Since this time there have been a number of development applications put forward by various developers proposing to build in the area. I will…

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March Council News

1. Richmond Hill Challenges OMB ruling on Parkland A recent OMB decision will leave us about $75M short of Parkland Cash in Lieu Payments.  Clearly, as our population grows we will need more park space. Council recently passed its Parks Plan outlining our future parkland needs over the coming years, and Cash…

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January 17 & 18th – Budget and Festivities

  Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Thai Pongul Celebration hosted by the York Region  Seniors’ Tamil Centre, and another hosted by the Tamil Canadian Congress. Both of these events celebrated Thai Pongul, an event celebrated in Sri Lanka and many parts of India to…

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